The import duty on English-language books and magazines in Japan blows your mind. ¥600~¥800 for your daily newspaper, ¥1500 for the New Yorker or Economist, ¥2000 for a novel.

If you are new to Tokyo, never mind the price, just locating English-language books can be an issue. Here are my favorite … read more »

Navigating Tokyo's crazy roads and Tokyo's crazy driving license changing procedures: same same

This post is for those who have already got their translation. See my introduction in Part 1, here

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Things to Bring
Easy and Hard
Nationalities Exempt from Practical Test
If you are American or other non-exempt country
Getting to the Licensing Authority

Things to Bring

You have your translation!
If not see Part … read more »

Pooling a van with other Tokyo based foreigners

This post introduces you to driving in Japan

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Do you really need a car?
Having said that…
Easy and Hard
Nationalities Exempt from Practical Test
★ The First Step – Translation ★
Getting There
Things you need to bring
Stage one: Complete

Let me start this post with a brief preamble.

Do you really need a … read more »

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